October 18, 2013 - 16:25 BST hellomagazine.com Kate Middleton has been placed on the world's most expensive celebrity auctioned clothes list. Click on the photo to see the top 20 most expensive celebrity auctioned clothes... Kate Middleton 's infamous transparent dress has taken a spot on the world's most expensive celebrity auctioned clothes list, created in discussions with Jones Bootmaker . The sheer slip that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for a catwalk show at University of St. Andrews — the dress that caught her future husband Prince William 's eye — takes the 15th spot after being bought for £78,000 at an auction in 2011. VIEW GALLERY The sheer dress that caught Prince William's eye But the dress' auction price pales in comparison to Marilyn Monroe's Seven Year Itch dress, which took top spot on the list. The white dress that cemented Marilyn's status as a Hollywood pin-up fetched a staggering … [Read more...] about Kate’s sheer dress bags spot on world’s most expensive auctioned clothes list
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In this file photo from September 5, 2018, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is seen testifying before a US Senate committee; he is now auctioning his first-ever tweet. SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet at auction, with bidding Saturday reaching US$2 million in a sign of the appetite for virtual objects authenticated through blockchain technology. "just setting up my twttr," Dorsey tweeted on March 21, 2006. On Friday he posted a link to "Valuables @Cent," an online marketplace for tweets where, the site says, investors or collectors can "buy and sell tweets autographed by their creators." The top bid Saturday for Dorsey's tweet -- $2 million -- came from Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, a platform for blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies. He also heads the BitTorrent streaming platform. "The creator of a tweet decides if they would like to mint it on the blockchain, creating a 1-of-1 autographed version," Valuables explains. … [Read more...] about Twitter founder’s auction of a tweet draws $2 million bid
PHUKET: A total of 301 “lucky” numbers will be up for bid at Phuket’s third two-day auction of auto license plates, starting at 8:30 am on March 17 and 18 at the Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel. Gazette that there will be a variety of categories of numbers up for auction, all starting with the letters ¡ (gor-gai) and µ (tor-tao) followed by digits, with those considered luckiest according to Chinese numerology expected to attract the highest bids. Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page . Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger . … [Read more...] about License plate auction to top 10 million baht
People mill about in front of a poster for the licence auction. Wichan Charoenkiatpakul After years of hype, hope and techno-futuristic promises, Thailand will finally see the beginnings of the fifth generation of wireless broadband as the nation's telecoms bet big on 5G. On Feb 16, the three major mobile operators and two state telecom enterprises bid a combined 100 billion baht at the auction for the spectrum required to set up 5G infrastructure. The high winning prices raised eyebrows among industry experts, media outlets and the general public. The haul the state raised is the envy of neighbouring governments and a big blow to the budgets of domestic telecom companies. The auction for three spectrum ranges ran for over five hours with a total of 23 rounds of bidding, raising some 30 billion baht more than targeted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The high bidding prices came as a surprise, as telecom companies had earlier loudly … [Read more...] about 5G is about to be real
PARIS: Can face masks and T-shirts save the Louvre? Probably not, but maybe they can help keep the museum ’s name alive while its doors stay shut. In normal times, the Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world: 9.6 million people walked its halls in 2019. But the coronavirus has deprived it of foreign tourists and government decrees closed it down twice for nearly six months last year, a loss of 90 million euros (about $108 million) in revenue, according to the Louvre. Since last March, the museum, along with other French cultural institutions, has remained shut indefinitely. (It opened last year from early July to the end of October.) “We need to find new ways to make money,” said Adel Ziane, director of external relations for the Louvre. “The COVID crisis has made it more urgent than ever to diversify and make the most of the Louvre name.” One of his answers is retail. A lot of retail. On Feb. 4, Uniqlo began selling a Louvre collection of clothing in its … [Read more...] about Museum Louvre turns to merchandise, but will selling T-shirts and face masks save it?